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Eye of the Beholder Details


Part high-tech spy thriller and part psychological study, Eye of the Beholder was Ewan McGregor's first feature film following his mainstream breakthrough performance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The Eye (Ewan McGregor) is an agent of the British Secret Service, equipped with the latest in high-tech crime fighting gadgetry and assisted by his indefatigable collegue, Hilary (k.d. lang). The Eye's latest assignment is a surveillance project; the son of a well-known politician has been spending a great deal of money on someone, and they would like to know who and why. A little sleuthing reveals that the mysterious person taking the cash is a woman named Joanna (Ashley Judd), but the trail gets much stickier when the Eye witnesses Joanna pulling a knife and killing the politician's son. Normally, he'd take the shortcut to putting her behind bars, but some time ago he lost contact with his daughter when his wife left him; Joanna reminds the Eye of his daughter, and he's too fascinated with her to bring her to justice. The Eye now follows Joanna obsessively, and discovers that she's also involved with a blind man (Patrick Bergin) and has a history of emotional instability from being abandoned by her father at a young age. Eye of the Beholder was directed by Stephan Elliott, best known for the comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 2000


Ewan McGregor
as the Eye
Ashley Judd
as Joanna Eris
Patrick Bergin
as Alex Leonard
k.d. lang
as Hilary
Jason Priestley
as Gary
Geneviève Bujold
as Dr. Brault
Al Vandecruys
as Alaskan Federal Agent 1
Louis Negin
as Bartender
Tom Karle
as Fat Man
Maria Bircher
as Waitress
Una Kay
as Hilary's Mother
Bob Brewster
as Cop
Carl Crevier
as Chauffeur
Amanda Davis
as Gir
Anne-Marie Brown
as Lucy
Russell Yuen
as Federal Agent 1
Sam Stone
as Alaskan Federal Agent 2
Leonard Farlinger
as Young Joanna's Father
Nadia Rona
as Tea Trolley Lady
Garth Gilker
as Airport Guard
Josa Maule
as Receptionist
Michel Perron
as Fat Businessman
Steven McCarthy
as Paul
Gayle Garfinkle
as Head Watress
Kaitlin Brown
as Lucy
Michelle Sweeney
as Salvo
Janine Theriault
as Nathy
Merlee Shapiro
as Reva Desk Clark
Vlasta Vrana
as Hugo
Don Jordan
as Toohey
Donovan Reiter
as Local 1
Howard Bilerman
as Waiter
Maria Revelins
as Ms. Keenan
Vera Miller
as Tea Trolley Lady
Al Clark
as Redneck
David Nerman
as Mike


Stephan Elliott
Nicolas Clermont
Tony Smith
Stephan Elliott
Marc Behm
Book Author
Marc Behm
Guy Dufaux
Sue Blainey
Jean Baptiste Tard
Production Designer
Réal Proulx
Art Director
Al Clark
Charles Gassot
Associate Producer
Mark Damon
Executive Producer
Hilary Shor
Executive Producer
Martine Kazemirchuk-Giguère
Set Designer
Guy Blouin
Set Designer
Lizzy Gardiner
Costume Designer
Viateur Paiement
Sound/Sound Designer
Claude La Haye
Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Pinsonnault
Sound/Sound Designer
N. Trent Hurry
First Assistant Director
Jennifer Jonas
First Assistant Director
Sylvaine Dufaux
Camera Operator
Robert Guertin
Camera Operator
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky
Camera Operator
Gilles Perreault
Production Manager
Nadia Rona
Vera Miller
Rosina Bucci
Emily Schweber
Jacques Langlois
Special Effects Supervisor
Electra Strings
Musical Performer
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Manon Bougie
Line Producer
Chris Chrisafis
Production Executive
Marie-France Cardinal
Key Hairstylist
Suzanne De Carufel
Location Manager
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Viateur Paiement
ADR Supervisor
Claudette Casavant
Francine Gagnon
Key Make-up
Anita Bensabat
Location Manager
Daniel Leduc
Visual Effects Supervisor
Georges Jardon
Post Production Supervisor
Georges Jardon
Visual Effects Supervisor
Guy Pelletier
Dialogue Editor
Marie La Haye
Raymond Ducasse
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Sylvie Desmarais
Martin Pinsonnault
Sound Effects Editor
Helene Muller
Production Coordinator
Dina Eaton
Music Editor